Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 6062   Event: Crazy Legs 10k+ Trail Run
Application Date: 10/25/2022    Event Date: 06/04/2023
Contact 1 Name: Paul Stofko
Address: 1218 Dogwood Drive
chesterton IN 46304
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces
Website: http://www.crazylegsraceseries.info/
Type of Event: Other
Devil's Backbone Open Space

Permit Application for the Crazy Legs 10k at Devil’s Backbone Open Space
I am requesting permission to hold a 6½ mile trail running race at Devil’s Back Open Space. The race will be held on Sunday, June 4th, 2023 with a start time of 7 am. The field will limited to 100 runners.
The course will begin in parking lot near the trail head. After the runners enter the trail they will travel .4 miles then as the trail splits they will be directed to the right to the Hidden Valley trail. Runners will then travel 2.2 miles until they reach Hunter Loop trail. When Hunters Loop splits they will be directed towards the left. After traveling .3 miles they will begin running on Laughing Horse Loop for .3 miles. When Laughing Horse Loop splits they will directed toward the left again traveling .7 miles.
Runners will begin to head back towards the start of race using the.5 mile section of Laughing Horse Loop. By using a loop course with only few sections traveled twice during the race we will limit the possibility of runners running both ways on the trail. Runners will then travel .3 miles on Laughing Horse Loop trail then completing .4 miles and .6 miles sections of Hunter Loop trail until they reach Wild Loop trail. Traveling .8 miles on lower section of Wild Loop then completing the last .4 miles to finish located in parking lot for Devil’s Backbone Trail Head.
Race with consist of about 15 volunteers performing various duties throughout the race. Packet pick-up will begin at 6:15-6:45 am. One to two volunteers will be located at each junction to direct runners and provide assistance if needed. Each volunteer will have their cell phone and will be in direct contact with me. After completion of the race and award ceremony a team of 5-10 volunteers will be traveling the course to clean up anything left from the race. Trash will take out and I will have it put will my trash for proper disposal.
1. What are the first aid and/or medical arrangements?
In case of an emergency, volunteers will be instructed to contact the ranger on duty and call 911. I will also be paying for an additional park staff to be on site. There will one water station will be located (approximately at mile 3) on course to provide hydration during the race.
2. Insurance coverage?
The race will be covered by Road Runners Clubs of America (www.RRCA.org). The certificate of liability cannot be obtained until January-February of 2023.
3. What are the sanitation requirement and needs?
Devil’s Backbone Trail Head provides two bathroom units but in addition to those I will provide two portable units to address the needs of the runners, volunteers, and spectators.
4. What may be the public safety issues and/or conflicts with other park visitors?
Runners will be notified that they will not be the only ones on the trail. Signs will also be posted notifying the other uses the race is occurring on the date and the approximate time we will be using the trail. I am recommending runners, volunteers, and spectators to carpool because limited parking spaces at trail head. With an early start time of 7 am my hope is to not conflict other users of trail. Award ceremony will be off site so runners will not staying at the trailhead for their awards.

Estimated Participants: 100   Estimated Spectators: 0

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is NOT being Served.
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Sun. 06/04/2023: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 11/28/2022
Insurance certificate added

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved


Email Engineering


Status: Approved

Comments: -Per the application, one water station will be located approximately halfway throughout the course. Please ensure adequate water is provided in others locations throughout the event as needed to encourage proper hydration (such as start/finish area). Water for drinking and preparing any energy drinks shall be from a public, treated water supply, and transported and dispensed in clean food grade containers. -Per the application, no food service will be provided. Please note that if this changes and any food or beverage service is offered at first aid stations, this must be limited to water, energy drinks, gels, and other prepackaged/shelf-stable food items, or whole, uncut fruits/vegetables. Food and drink items that require refrigeration or preparation are not approved without a Colorado Retail Food License. -Per the application, attendees will have access to two facility toilets at the Devil's Backbone Trail Head and two additional portable toilets will be provided. At least one portable toilet must be ADA compliant. The proposed location of portable toilets was not indicated. Per the event plans, the number of toilets appears to be adequate. Please note that portable toilets are recommended at half-way point in the course. -Please ensure at least one portable hand washing sink is provided in each portable restroom area. The hand washing station must be adequately stocked with soap, paper towels and a waste bin. -Provide first aid kits at aid stations to treat minimal injuries as needed. -Please ensure that a detailed emergency communications plan is available, and that all staff and volunteers are familiar with the plan and communication equipment.

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


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Loveland Fire

Status: Approved


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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Thank you

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Status: Approved


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Thompson Valley EMS

Status: Approved

Comments: Please make sure there is a communication plan for medical emergencies and that all volunteers are trained on this plan. Some parts of the trail may have limited phone reception so another method of communication such as radios might be advisable. Also, please make sure all volunteers have a map with trail markers should they need to call in resources for to help with any injuries.

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Final Disposition


Good Afternoon Paul,

Congratulations! Your special event permit application has been approved.

Please print the permit and have it available for the duration of the event.

Have fun and be safe!